Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Shabby Valentine

It's going to be Valentine's Day before we know it, so I have created another card for you with February 14th in mind. But since I often try to have my cards be as versatile as possible, I decided not to put any words or a sentiment on the front. That way this card could be used for other occasions besides just Valentine's Day. Maybe for no occasion at all- only to say "I love you".
In any event, it's kind of "shabby" looking, so I am calling it "My Shabby Valentine".

I have long loved the combination of pink and brown, and here I think it works really well. After using the hearts embossing folder on Pink Pirouette card stock, I sponged some brown ink on it and distressed the edges. That was adhered to a brown card stock base.

I used vellum card stock over brown card stock to soften things up. And then added the pearls, hearts, flowers and rhinestones to really make it feminine.

My dear friend Maureen gave me these awesome patterned butterfly die cuts. Don't they look great on here?

Yep- pink and brown. And shabby. Just my style!

So just hang on a little longer and I will be having my blog candy giveaway real soon. Hint: It's going to be filled with lots of crafty things to make.....
Valentines!!! :-)

I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please leave me a comment. Thanks for visiting!

And for more info on this card, please check out the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.

Items used to make this Shabby Valentine include:
Card Stock: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip; Pink Pirouette; Vellum
Ink: Chocolate Chip (for sponging)
Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Three die
Nestabling Want2Scrap Fancy Tags Three pearls
Prima Flowers
Want2Scrap pink rhinestones
Nestabling Want2Scrap pink pearl heart
Making Memories butterflies
Hearts Embossing folder from Classy Cards 'n Such


Jenn Fontaine said...

This is so pretty! WOW!
I think it was a smart idea to leave off the sentiment, this card would be so great for so many things- who wouldn't smile receiving this card for any ol'reason!
The pink and brown is a classic, perfect colour combo- and you picked great shades!
I love the vellum over the brown-lovely!
The placement of the pearls, hearts and butterflies are wonderful! I love the bottom left butterfly!

Scrappin Abby said...

Sarah...I just LOVE your work...seriously. You are so talented!!! This card is adorable!

Margaret said...

Beautiful. I love the shabby chic look.

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Sarah
Love your pretty card, especially the pearls and the embossed hearts on the background. Thanks' for your lovely comments on my blog, much appreciated. "Happy New Year" Hope everything is perfect in your part of the world.